Begin your career path in the veterinary industry with our ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. This course provides you with quality training that will develop your skills in a range of animal care, clinical and surgical routines.
Secure your future in Veterinary Nursing
Study our veterinary nursing course and receive a highly regarded industry qualification. We provide quality training in areas such as reception duties, clinical pathology, radiology, theatre routines, dental nursing and general animal care.
Industry connections and resources
Our fully qualified and industry experienced staff have the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to support you throughout this course.
The course will include practical workshops at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Fairfield campus and at our Veterinary Nursing Learning Centre, at the Epping campus.
This is a nationally recognised industry based qualification.
Our Veterinary Nursing course opens doors to vary your career options, such as working for pet food companies, in animal pharmaceuticals or specialist clinics.
This course is delivered primarily at our Fairfield campus and will include a compulsory practical placement. Some practical components will take place in our Veterinary Nurse Learning Centre at the Epping Campus.
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
Compulsory practical placement in a veterinary clinic. Some practical components will take place in our Veterinary Nurse Learning Centre at the Epping Campus.
Modes of Delivery
Work placements, Classroom
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment methods for this course includes workshops written activities, assignments and satisfactory completion of practical skills.
MaterialsWe will supply a list of materials including texts and stationery items that you will need to purchase.
Entrance RequirementsThis course requires either:
- the completion of either ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies
- or a relevant Certificate III or higher in an animal science discipline
- or can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge in a relevant animal science discipline to any of the above qualifications.
Career PathwaysAs a graduate you may find work in private veterinary clinics offering a diverse range of services and undertaking various tasks and duties. The course also opens doors to working for pet food companies, in animal pharmaceuticals or specialist clinics.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|ACMGAS301||MAINTAIN AND MONITOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING||50|
|ACMGAS302||PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ANIMALS||40|
|ACMGAS307||IDENTIFY ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR ANIMAL CARE WORK||100|
|ACMGAS308||COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH CLIENTS AND TEAM MEMBERS||30|
|ACMINF301||COMPLY WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN ANIMAL CARE WORK||60|
|ACMSPE304||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOMESTIC DOGS||40|
|ACMSPE305||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOMESTIC CATS||40|
|ACMVET202||CARRY OUT DAILY CLINIC ROUTINES||40|
|ACMVET401||COORDINATE VETERINARY RECEPTION DUTIES||70|
|ACMVET402||APPLY IMAGING ROUTINES||90|
|ACMVET403||PERFORM CLINICAL PATHOLOGY PROCEDURES||70|
|ACMVET404||PERFORM PRACTICE OFFICE PROCEDURES||40|
|ACMVET405||COORDINATE AND PERFORM SURGICAL NURSING ROUTINES||120|
|ACMVET407||CARRY OUT MEDICAL NURSING ROUTINES||70|
|ACMVET408||PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT FOR ANIMALS||100|
|ACMVET409||PROVIDE SPECIFIC ANIMAL CARE ADVICE||90|
|ACMVET410||CARRY OUT VETERINARY DENTAL NURSING PROCEDURES||40|
|ACMVET413||PREPARE FOR ANAESTHESIA AND MONITOR ANIMAL ANAESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA||80|
|ACMVET416||ASSIST WITH THE PREPARATION OF VETERINARY DRUGS AND POISONS||60|
|ACMWHS301||CONTRIBUTE TO WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||50|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4.